Grease a 2lb loaf tin
Put the flour in a large bowl and rub in the butter
Add the sugar salt and yeast
Add the milk, distributing it around the bowl
Mix together with a wooden spoon
With your hands, pull all the ingredients together
Put the dough on your work surface and start to knead
If it is slightly sticky use just your fingers to begin with
Once the dough is easier to handle, use the heel of your hand to push the dough away, then pull back towards you.
Keep doing this for about 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic
Once it is smooth add the fruit and ginger by slowly kneading it in.
Shape the dough to your tin and put in the tin to prove
Cover and keep in a warm place until it has doubled in size - about 90 minutes
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C
Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes
The bread is ready when it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom
Allow to cool
For most enjoyment - serve slice when still warm!